Christin Cicippio-Smith, Center Director
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.
The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.
Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.
Phonics & Reading Adventures
Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your amazing staff for all of the wonderful things you do to care for our children. I could not be happier with our KinderCare experience.
My son is learning so much each day; I am amazed at everything he knows and can share with me. His teachers are helping him to become a kind and responsible young person. They have incredible patience and great attitudes.
My daughter's teachers care so much for her. They greet her with smiles and hugs. She has also learned so many new things. The teachers are helping her to learn how to share and play nicely with others, which is a skill that she will need her entire life. It's really amazing to watch her grow.
My days are long and busy. I have an enormous commute each morning and evening and a job that requires a large amount of patience. I do not have the chance to say it often enough, but I want to make it very clear that I appreciate what you and your staff does every single day. I think about it constantly and I could not be more grateful. Even if I do not say it every single day, I could not mean it more...Thank you for everything you do.
Mrs. S. - KinderCare Parent
Sending our daughter to KinderCare has been a truly wonderful experience for our family. Returning to work after 8 months at home was a difficult transition, but our KinderCare staff was absolutely tremendous is making it as smooth as possible. We felt at ease from our first tour of the center, where Ms. Vicki and Ms. Rosa immediately connected with us and answered all of our questions. The leadership staff was, and continues to be, so helpful at every turn. Each teacher who has worked with our daughter shows her love and teaches her skills that we see in action every day.
Above all else, our daughter is so happy to go to school. Seeing our daughter learn, grow, and thrive is such a gift for us as parents. We could not be more pleased with the experience we have had with KinderCare! Thank you!
Jenny & Matt A. - KinderCare Parent
Dear Christin and Shannon,
We just wanted to thank you both and all of our son's teachers for providing him with such great care and education. It is so hard to separate from him every morning and it means so much to know that he is in great hands among teachers who care so deeply about his education, development and well-being. We absolutely love hearing about his daily events and so appreciate the time his teachers take to provide these updates and glimpses into his day. His developmental progress is tremendous and we know he thrives upon interaction with his teachers and friends at school. We cherish his arts and crafts, which are now decorating our home and will always be a reminder of these special times of his life. Thank you both and please share our appreciation with his teachers.
The Merves Family
The Merves Family - KinderCare Parent
We can't imagine a world without KinderCare. Our little boy thrives in the experiences he gets at school each day. Since the age of fourteen weeks, our son has received love and support from the KinderCare teachers and irreplaceable social interactions with his friends. Having an educational background, I appreciate coming in and seeing the individualized lesson plans and goals for my child and the love the daily feedback about his progress. Thank you KinderCare for helping my child grow into the learner that he has become!
Am. Family - KinderCare Parent
After trying to have a baby for three years, he finally arrived! The maternity leave weeks were over and it was time to go back to work. Our son was more than we ever wanted but now who was going to care for him during the day while we worked? Did we both have to work? Could one of us stay home? We decided it would put too much of a financial burden on our family if we didn’t both work, and we thought asking a family member was going to be too much of a strain on our relationship. We visited several daycare facilities in the area. After touring the third center, we found exactly what we were looking for… KinderCare! We knew as soon as we walked in, it was the place for our son and the right decision for our family. And after two years of full time enrollment, we still agree with our decision.
The staff has helped teach, develop, and encourage our son to be the most amazing little boy we could have ever hoped to raise. The teachers have taught him more than we ever could have on our own as first-time parents—they’ve supported every developmental stage appropriately and have communicated his developments to us as they occur. The staff pays attention to the little things and tells us about them. And although we miss out on the time with him during the day; we know our son is learning something new, participating in an event to help him grow, and having fun with his friends and teachers.
We completely trust KinderCare will our most precious gift of all…our son. We can't imagine a world without them.
Mrs. H - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.